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"AMOW" (A Matter of Weight) is a contemporary circus performance that boldly challenges the traditional concept of "home" while meticulously deconstructing its meaning. The scenography of AMOW features household furniture arranged in a suspended constellation, connected by black wires, forming a network of tensions, ruptures, and triggers. This innovative approach takes the familiar Western notions of home, suspends them, and weaves an alternative psychology that imbues matter with a spiritual dimension. The universe of AMOW is both cruel and gentle, filled with magic yet accompanied by real struggles. Dark humor fills the void, and normality loses its meaning.


Dispelling any notion of mere magic, what animates the stage is the subconscious of an obsessive mind. The performer, Danny Tavori, artfully breaches the fourth wall, bridging surreal fantasy with a down-to-earth attitude, whether suspended by hair or hands. The artistic principles guiding AMOW are centered on its unique stage design and technical execution. The stage is transformed and distorted from within - light and sound occur within the stage itself, with no external energy sources beyond the theater's sound system.


At its core, "AMOW" delves into the intricate relationship between our bodies and furniture, viewing them as vessels for our experiences and identities. Just as our bodies contain the essence of who we are, so too do furniture and the spaces we inhabit serve as vessels for our memories, emotions, and aspirations. The performance is akin to conducting a therapeutic psychoanalysis of the home on stage, uncovering layers of meaning and emotion embedded within the domestic setting.


Home, in many ways, is a construct of human civilization, shaped by our needs, experiences, and cultural influences. While it provides a sense of safety and belonging, it's also an artificial concept, distinct from the natural environments in which humans historically originated. Yet, despite its artificiality, home remains deeply intertwined with our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. It's both a sanctuary and a canvas upon which we project our hopes, fears, and aspirations.


In "AMOW," furniture takes on a new life, serving as both props and co-stars in the unfolding narrative. Each piece becomes a symbol of the human spirit, bending and shaping itself in response to the challenges of the world. Through visually sincere performances and evocative imagery, "AMOW" gently encourages audiences to reconsider their understanding of strength and fragility, inviting them to embrace the complexities and contradictions of the human experience. Beyond its technical advancements, the project addresses the evolving mental perspective of 'home' in the post-COVID era, offering a reflection on mental health and resilience. AMOW subtly conveys a message of solidarity to those facing mental struggles, connecting to the origin of our psyche - our first environment, home. Through its daring exploration of the human condition and its innovative approach to circus arts, "AMOW" invites audiences to reconsider their understanding of home, identity, and the interconnectedness of the human experience.


"AMOW" (A Matter of Weight) is a one hour performance of contemporary circus, dance, and visual storytelling, inhabiting a unique stage design of furniture that creates a distorted home constellation, interacted with by a solo performer.


This project has two distinct forms of production: site-specific and for theaters. The core of both remains the same in terms of rigging and light design, with the general notion of creating a home in each environment. The main difference lies in the usage of space and the types of objects.


The site-specific version will primarily engage with the kind of space and context where the performance takes place. The objects interacted with will be found on-site, and the structure itself affects the narrative. The result is a unique performance tailored to each space, utilising its specific features and limitations as the baseline. The site-specific version is the most economical in transport but requires a two-week creation residency before its first performance.


The version for theatres is set to premiere and tour from the summer of 2026, as a long-term production with its own unique scenography and rigging grid, allowing for fast installation. The narrative and the performance remain consistent, while the site-specific version will continue to adapt to each venue's form.

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